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Friday, 21 August 2015

45 Years Ago: Hawkwind Take Their First Trip to Space WIth Debut Album

In their heyday, Hawkwind were an animal unlike any other band. They took the psychedelic agenda and pushed it into outer space, starting with their self-titled debut, which arrived in August 1970.

With albums like In Search of Space, Doremi Fasol Latido, and the classic live LP Space Ritual, they would often twist simple songs into other worldly adventures. Their destination into the galaxies, however, began on much more solid terrain.

In the late ’60s, guitarist Dave Brock often found himself busking on street corners in England, performing folk songs to passers-by. Eventually, he would team up with the cosmic force known as Nik Turner. In 1969 Brock and Turner had formed a full-blown electric ensemble with no name. Originally just calling themselves Group X, by years end, Turner christened the band Hawkwind Zoo. After a short stintWINNING over fellow freaks, they attracted the attention of United Artists Records, who would sign the band to a multi-album deal.



Space Ritual Live - Special Edition
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Space Ritual Live 
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Space Ritual Live
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